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Faith Leaders welcome new centre

February 6, 2012

Faith leaders from across the region celebrated the launch of a new Faith and Community Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The centre has been funded by QEHB Charity, the hospital’s official charity, and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and provides a range of spaces for prayer, worship and reflection, alongside office accommodation and meeting rooms.

To mark the opening of the centre  - and the 2nd United Nations Inter Faith Harmony Week – the hospital’s Chaplaincy Team has organised a series of events for everyone to enjoy.

A special dedication ceremony attended by faith leaders including the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham began the week of celebrations. Following readings and reflections guests were invited to sign a Statement of Common Purpose, which will be displayed in the centre.

Pictured from left to right are: Sewa Singh Mandhla from Nishkam Centre, Handsworth; Major Samuel Edgar, Salvation Army Divisional Commander; Abdul Rashid, Birmingham Central Mosque; Rev Barry Clark Team leader at QEHB Faith and Community Centre; Rabbi Jossi Jacobs Singers’ Hill Synagogue;  The Rt Rev David Urqhart Bishop of Birmingham; Buddhist monk Ven Uttura Nyana; Rabbi Margaret Jacobi Progressive Synagogue; The Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham.

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